Lindsay rosenwald a primer on influenza

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Lindsay rosenwald a primer on influenza

  1. 1. Lindsay Rosenwald: A Primer onInfluenza
  2. 2. ● Influenza, caused by a virus, affects millions of peopleeach year, resulting in numerous instances of lostproductivity.● The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionestimate that anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of thepopulation of the United States contracts the diseaseannually, resulting in hundreds of thousands ofhospitalizations due to complications that can be life-threatening.● Young children, seniors, pregnant women, andindividuals with lowered immune function are particularlyvulnerable to contracting influenza.
  3. 3. ● Influenza can last weeks longer than thecommon cold, but does not produce the samesymptoms of diarrhea and vomiting.● Influenza is specifically characterized by aseemingly sudden onset, fever, headache,body aches, a dry cough or sore throat,lowered appetite, and fatigue.● The virus can lead to bacterial infections ofthe ears, sinuses, or bronchi in the lungs, andin some cases to pneumonia.
  4. 4. ● A doctor is usually able to diagnose influenzabased on the results of a physical examinationalone.● A blood test or an assay of fluid from thethroat or nose can provide additionalinformation about the particular flu strain anindividual has contracted.● Several new varieties of the virus developeach year.
  5. 5. ● Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald was among the firstphysician-investors to become successful onWall Street.● He has achieved a ranking among the list of100 Molecular Millionaires published byGenetic Engineering & Biotechnology News,and has supported a variety of biotechnologycompanies that have developed treatments forinfluenza and numerous other diseases.[Sources:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/influenza/DS00081http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/tc/influenza-topic-overviewhttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm]
  6. 6. ● Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald was among the firstphysician-investors to become successful onWall Street.● He has achieved a ranking among the list of100 Molecular Millionaires published byGenetic Engineering & Biotechnology News,and has supported a variety of biotechnologycompanies that have developed treatments forinfluenza and numerous other diseases.[Sources:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/influenza/DS00081http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/tc/influenza-topic-overviewhttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm]

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